## Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

$\frac{2}{3}$
$\frac{8}{12}$ Now write the numerator and denominator as a product of prime factors. 8 = $2\times2\times2$ 12=$2\times2\times3$ $\frac{8}{12}$ =$\frac{2\times2\times2}{2\times2\times3}$ =$\frac{1\times1\times2}{1\times1\times3}$ =$\frac{2}{3}$